Chapter Two – The Pool of Tears:
Chapter Two opens with Alice growing to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling. Alice is unhappy and, as she cries, her tears flood the hallway. After shrinking down again due to a fan she had picked up, Alice swims through her own tears and meets a Mouse, who is swimming as well. She tries to make small talk with him in elementary French (thinking he may be a French mouse) but her opening gambit "Où est ma chatte?" ("Where is my cat?") offends the mouse and he tries to escape her.
Currently a piano faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University, Julie leads an active career in performance and composition. She formed the "HK Duo" with Hui Ling in 2000 giving local and overseas concerts, lectures, masterclasses and acting as jury in many piano competitions. She had also appeared in the RTHK Radio 4 as Artist-in-Residence and the TV series, ‘Music and Beyond’. Julie has been a Steinway artist since 2009 and was featured as one of the Hong Kong Ten Young Musicians in the i-cable TV “Close to Culture" in 2010. 2010 is also the year when Julie was invited to give lecture demonstration on the 62nd Hong Kong Music Festival piano competition repertoire recorded as DVD published under Brio Music Press and the year her first piano duo CD album "In a glimpse" was published under Tammy Records.
Ever since receiving commission from the government to arrange a Chinese piece for ten pianists on ten pianos celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR in 2007, Julie has been invited by different organizations to compose music among which the unique ones include her "Tableau for 48 hands" for 24 pianists on 4 pianos which became one of the top ten headlines of Fine Music Magazine, and her multi-media piece "Mahjong on Stage!", written in 2010 for 4 pianists on 4 pianos synchronizing with self made mahjong movie filmed and edited by Hui Ling, also won concerns from several public media and was very well received.